Classical music is a meeting place between the highest levels of technical execution and self-expression. The lived experience of musicians is the fuel for beauty and masterful artistry, but do audiences see the humans behind the performances they engage? Singer and PBO Creative Partner Davóne Tines, soprano Nola Richardson, and conductor David Belkovski explore their personal connections to the music and art they make through lenses of gender, race, and sexuality. The artists will let audiences in on the long-term, iterative process to excavate these themes through old and new music from J.S. Bach, John Blow, Henry Purcell, David Belkovski, Katherine Balch, Doug Balliett, and Tarik O’Regan.